Sun-Earth Day Resources
Sun-Earth Day is a national celebration of the Sun, the space around the Earth (geospace), and how all of it affects life on our planet. In classrooms, museums, planetaria, and at NASA centers -- not to mention hundreds of National Astronomy Day celebrations in your area -- we plan to have a blast sharing stories, images, and activities related to the Sun-Earth connections in our solar system. Celebrations will take place on April 27th-28th around the world. Sun-Earth Day 2001 is sponsored by NASA's Sun-earth Connection Education Forum, the joint ESA-NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory mission, and The Astronomical League (sponsors of National Astronomy Day).
This image shows views of the Sun and the Earth at two different time periods in history. Going from left to right, top to bottom, you see the Sun as depicted by the Anasazi ~1000 A.D., the Sun as seen from a satellite ~2000 A.D., the Earth as the Islam people saw it ~1000 A.D., the Earth taken from Apollo 11 ~2000 A.D. A lot can change in a thousand years!
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Please see the links below for more information on how to participate in Sun-Earth Day. Also, enjoy Sun-Earth web pages of further reading, classroom activities, Flip Books,
FAQ's and GAMES!
Official Sun-Earth Day site
Events Happening in Your Area
Sun-Earth Web Resources (Further Reading...)
ACE Mission Update
All about the Earth
All about the Sun
The Earth's Atmosphere
The Earth's Magnetosphere
Earth Space Missions
Mythology about the Earth
Space Physics and Aeronomy Research Collaboratory
Space Weather Today
Stanford Solar Center
Sun Earth Connection Education Forum
Sunspots and the Solar Cycle
Ulysses Mission Update
Sun-Earth Web Resources (Real-time Data and Images...)
Earth Image Archive
LASCO/EIT Real-Time Movies of the Sun
Latest 48 hours of Solar Wind Data - Live from College Park
Real-Time Auroral Data
Real-Time Solar Images
Real-Time Solar Wind Data
Real-Time Solar Wind Monitoring by the ACE Spacecraft
Solar Image Archive
Sun-Earth Flip Books
Aurora Flip Book
Spectacular northern lights on July 14, 2000
Aurora Oval Flip Book
See the auroral oval brighten and then dim again...
CME Flip Book
A coronal mass ejection for the July 14, 2000 storm!
Another CME Flip Book
Triple threat coronal mass ejection!
Solar Eruption Flip Book
A powerful prominence from 1999!
Solar Flare Flip Book
Make a flipbook of one of the brightest flares of the decade!
Color the Earth
Color the Sun
Solar Word Search
Sun-Earth Flip Books
Sun and Earth Adlib Stories
Weather Crossword Puzzle
Fun with the Sun
Sun & Earth Classroom Activities
Comparison Activities for the Sun
Create a Tornado
Create Your Own Cloud
Create Your Own Fog
Create Your Own Lightning
Create Your Own Thermometer
Graphing Sunspot Cycles
The Hidden Picture
Latent Heat and Clouds
Let's Take a Rock Apart!
Make it Rain!
Mechanical Weathering Lab
Observing the Sun
Plotting Sunspot Activity
The Singing Sun
Sun-Earth Flip Books
Sun and Weather
Tracking an Active Sunspot Region
Thunder and Lightning
Watch the Sky
Weather and Careers Exercise
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